A dazed woman found in a park in a raincoat says she has amnesia but her story makes no sense. She supposedly eloped with a man who is ultimately found dead in the same park. When she is charged, Perry has to dig deep to find the truth.
Eleanor Corbin is arrested in a public park, half-naked and acting somewhat irrationally. Just before fainting however, she tells the police she has no idea who she is and is suffering from amnesia. Her sister Olga approaches Perry Mason for his help worried about the impact on their father's jewelry business. She tells him that Eleanor had gone off with her fiancé Douglas Hepner two weeks before to get married. At the hospital, Eleanor has regained some of her memory but the two weeks she was away is a complete blank. Perry sends Paul and Della to talk to Eleanor. Upon hearing her story, Paul has Eleanor transferred to a private sanitarium as he and Della start tracking down the facts which leads them to other women some of whom were also engaged to Hepner plus a stash of hidden jewels. When Hepner is found dead in the park, Eleanor is charged with murder. To win the case however, Perry will first have to get the truth out of his client. Written by
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Lots going on in this episode- Good watch for viewers
A lot going on in this episode as we get a little taste of blackmail, smuggling, falsehoods and murder all combined in 52 minutes. Then add a terrific mystery and you have a show worthy of a great 'Perry Mason' episode.
The story begins with a young women being found wandering around a park in a very strange state of mind. When the police arrive, the women passes out only to awake telling that she does not know her name.
Later her name is discovered to be Eleanor Corbin and was last heard when she called her family on her way for a quickie marriage in Las Vegas with a man named Douglas Hepner. Now she is in a hospital and the Corbin family wants Perry to investigate her whereabouts for the last few weeks.
It will not be long before Douglas Hepner's body will be found by police. He had been shot in the head with a gun that was owned by Eleanor. And to make matters worse, Perry finds out that his client, Eleanor Corbin, has been faking her memory lost and actually knew where the body of Douglas was located even before police. It will not be long before Lt Tragg and Lt Anderson come calling with warrants for murder.
With Paul Drake doing most of the investigating, Douglas Hepner will prove to be more than just a guy wanting marriage. Seems that he has done the Vegas marriage plan with more than just Perry's client as we are introduced to a women with the exact same marriage proposal as Eleanor's. This will lead Paul on a path of smuggled gems and blackmail.
By the time the show ends the viewer has been treated to a very nice mystery that is positively entertaining. Good watch for viewers.
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